The Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region in Africa: The Pitfalls of Enforced Democracy and Globalization

The Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region in Africa: The Pitfalls of Enforced Democracy and Globalization

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Overview

This book examines the international factors such as enforced democracy and globalization that have affected the Great Lakes region of Africa. The horrendous consequences in terms of violence and human suffering of the events in this area have been exhibited in the media, however news coverage after 1994 was at times unreliable. This book takes a look at life since then, adopting an independent, and on occasion controversial perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349525744
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/21/2005
Edition description: 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

AN ANSOMS Research Assistant, University of Antwerp, Belgium
TOM DE HERDT Lecturer in Political and Institutional Aspects of Poverty and Development, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium
LUC HUYSE Formerly Professor of Sociology and Sociology of Law, Leuven University Law School, Belgium
ERIK KENNES Political Scientist, Royal Musuem for Central Africa, Belgium
RENE LEMARCHAND Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, USA
STANISLAS BUCYALIMWE MARARO Professor-Reseacher, Centre of the Study of the Great Lakes Region in Africa, University of Antwerp, Belgium
CLAUDINE TSHIMANGA PhD Student, University of Antwerp
STEF VANDEGINSTE Legal Researcher, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Antwerp, Belgium

Table of Contents

Introduction; S.Marysse PART 1: IN THE EYE OF THE STORM Rwanda, Ten Years On: From Genocide to Dictatorship; F.Reyntjens Disconnecting the Threads: Rwanda and the Holocaust Reconsidered; R.Lemarchand The Evolution and Characteristics of Poverty and Inequality in Rwanda; A.Ansoms & S.Marysse Consociational Democracy for Rwanda? S.Vandeginste & L.Huyse PART 2: FROM COLLAPSE AND WAR TO RECONSTRUCTION? Regress, War and Fragile Recovery: The Case of the DRCongo; S.Marysse The Mining Sector in Congo; The Victim or the Orphan of Globalization?; E.Kennes Kivu and Ituri in the Congo War; The Roots and Nature of a Linkage; S.B.Mararo War and the Political Economy of Kishasa; T.De Herdt & C.Tshimanga

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